Pulling when walking and breeding

by Susan
(Athens)

We have our beautiful Great Pyranese Golden Retriever mix. Both parents are pure breeds. He is our child and we walk him everyday, we have tried a variety of tools to help us with his pulling and have been persistant with him. He has not been neutured yet because we have several people that want him as their stud. I know that Great Pyrenese are very independent. Is it because of the breed that he needs to be infront of us to protect. We just would like to be able to get out and enjoy our walks with him without being a workout. Any suggestions would be so welcomed

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May 01, 2017
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by: Anonymous

He's a beautiful boy, you love him and no doubt are proud of him, too.
We are in our 70's, and have had mostly male dogs as companion pets our whole lives. It has been our long experience that young male dogs are happier, healthier, live longer and are better companions when they are neutered early. Neutering when they are older or have been used as a stud dog most often does not have the same effect.
Two years is a good age to neuter a dog that is a giant breed. You would do well to consider if pleasing your friends is worth more to you than a calm loving coexistence with your boy. If he truly is your baby, you will do what is best for him and for your enjoyment of a life spent together and to not consider your friends' requests at all. They are not living with you and your dog...they just want what you have. Steep price to pay, I'm thinking.
At present we have 2 males. A Bernese rescue and a Pyr. Both neutered and totally devoted to us and to each other. Our friends enjoy our dogs as much as we do. They are calm and well-behaved and watch over us, and we can take them anywhere.
Does this sound good to you?
It could be your life too. Think about it.

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by: Donna

Time and patience to have him walk quietly.

As you walk and he pulls, stop. He won't know why at first but he'll figure it out.

The second he gives you slack in the leash, the reward is to continue on the walk and a 'good boy'.

Continue with this. The first walk will not get you too far but as days go by, it will click with him that pulling is not required.

As for being a stud dog, please neuter him. There are more than enough dogs who need adopting because people didn't do their research, didn't followup to ensure spay/neuters were done on their pups and, because they didn't know any lineages, dogs had health/aggression issues. Check out the National Pyr Rescue to see just the start of how many dogs are in need of homes.

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